Polypropylene hip abduction brace for treating children from infants to 3 years of age with hip dysplasia. Holds hips in the correct abduction position, but flexible enough to allow walking. Can be used full time or for night wear only. Commonly used as a follow-up to the Pavlik harness treatment, as the child begins to walk.
My first reaction to hearing that she needed this was tears, lots of tears. Deep down in my heart, I had been hoping that the Pavlik harness was the fix and specifically, I had been hoping that her most recent ultrasound would show that her hip was now at the correct angle and that we could phase out the Pavlik harness and y'all that is just not what happened.
The amazing thing is that once I was able to organize my thoughts, I invoked the help of my sweet prayer warriors. Y'all, she is not missing anything, she has not had trouble adjusting and my anxiety is subsiding.
Please if you will pray specifically that the angle that her right hip is in socket improves significantly over this next month. That would tell us that the brace is working. Please pray specifically for our patience as the brace does its job. Please pray for Sadie to continue hitting those developmental milestones and to learn to do things differently so that she can continue to grow even while in the brace.